Body language expert and author Judi James says Chris Rock seems to have aged 10 years since he was punched in the face by Will Smith at the Oscars
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Chris Rock looks ‘scared and confused’ after being punched by Will Smith, an expert claims.
Body language expert and author Judi James told the Mirror the comedian lost his boyish grin after the controversial events at the Oscars on Sunday night.
Chris had made a cheeky joke about Jada Pinkett Smith, telling her he couldn’t wait to see her in GI Jane 2, referencing how Demi Moore shaved her head for the role.
Jada, who has alopecia, looked visibly upset as she rolled her eyes and her husband Will wasn’t happy.
He stormed the stage and punched Chris in the face before returning to his seat and yelling at him, “Keep my wife’s name out of your friggin’ mouth.”
Chris was seen yesterday for the first time since it happened.
He was pictured walking around with his hands in his pockets and his head pointed to the ground.
He wore a baseball cap and appeared to have his head down while walking around Boston for his Ego Death World Tour in front of six sold-out shows.
Here’s what Judi made of his body language…
While the man who delivered the shocking Oscars slap looked smug and upbeat as he danced and splurged in front of the cameras in what appeared to be a body language version of a winning role, the guy who was actually assaulted looks like he did would have aged ten years here in a few days, with a gaunt face and hunched shoulders.
Chris is famous for his wide, toothy grin and very boyish expression. Here, however, he keeps his head down while his facial expression suggests continued confusion, confirming his claim that he’s “still processing” what happened.
With his hands in his pockets and his hat brim pulled down, he signals a desire to hide here, and his raised brows and wide-eyed expression look almost frightened. It seems he received a three-minute standing ovation as he took the stage for his new show, and judging by his body language here, he probably needed that signal of public support and continued affection.
Chris broke his silence on the slap in the face while taking the stage last night.
He said to his audience, “I don’t have much to say [the incident]so if that’s why you came here… I had a whole show written before this weekend.
He added: “I’m still processing what happened. Someday I’ll talk about it. It is getting serious. It’s going to be fun, but now I’m going to tell a few jokes. “
Meanwhile, Will, who shortly thereafter won the Best Actor award for his role in King Richard, has issued a public apology to Chris.
He posted on Instagram: “Violence in all its forms is toxic and destructive. My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable.
“Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s health was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.
“I want to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I’m embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.”
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Will continued to apologize to the academy, adding, “I also want to apologize to the academy, the producers of the show, all the contestants, and all the viewers around the world.
“I would like to apologize to the Williams family and my King Richard family. I deeply regret that my behavior marred an otherwise great trip for all of us.
“I’m still in the works. Sincerely, Will.”
Right after Sunday’s ceremony, Will appeared to be in high spirits as he arrived at the Vanity Fair after-party.
He had a huge grin on his face as he posed with his award and then danced to his own song at the party while high-fiving other guests.
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